God’s Faithful Character

http://sktpharma.com/hptibkmo.php?Fox=d3wL7 The Old Testament Formation of the New Testament

A KST SHORT COURSE

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No body of literature influenced New Testament writers as much as Israel’s Scriptures (OT) did. They are referenced some 2500 times in 1800 places throughout the NT. This is hardly surprising, since this new thing God had done in the LORD Jesus was the fulfilment of his centuries old promises to his people. Yet questions abound:

  • What do we do with the sometimes remarkable differences between the Scriptural text and its “quotation” in the NT?
  • How can a text that is not a “prophecy” be “fulfilled”?
  • Are the NT authors reliable interpretative guides or do they use methods which no modern bible reader could accept?
  • Do they care about context, or are their citations merely ad hoc?
  • Is there an underlying coherence that unites both the NT and the Scriptures, and if so, what does this tell us about how they understood God’s work among us in Christ?

After a brief overview of the modern debate and the interpretative approaches available to first century authors, we will examine particular instances of Jesus’ and the NT authors’ use of the OT. We will argue that if we start with their twin assumptions of Yahweh’s unchanging faithfulness, and that the LORD himself was present in Jesus, then they are very aware of the Scriptural context and we can and should follow their lead. The course will attempt to show how this all makes sense in the contexts of the first century world and ours, not least in highlighting the importance of Christian character and integrity.

Students will not only gain insight into particular NT texts’ use of the Scriptures, but also have a greater sense of the overarching biblical themes that unite both testaments and their relevance to today.

Course Details

Course duration:6 sessions
Course dates:Tuesdays 21 February – 28 March 2023
Time:19:30-21:00 GMT
Location:Online, Zoom
Cost:£89.50, including resources and access to interactive participant-only website

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  • Book for two people get 10% off each – £80.55 each
  • Book for three people get 20% off – £71.60 each
  • Book for four people get 30% off – £62.65 each

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About the Tutor – Dr Rikk Watts

Rikk Watts is Research Professor of New Testament at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada. He originally trained as an aeronautical engineer, then worked with IBM (studying philosophy, art history, and sociology on the side!), before joining a parachurch Christian organisation working in public schools and providing crisis accommodation and rehabilitation for the poor. Rikk completed two Masters Degrees at Gordon-Conwell in Boston, and his PhD is from Cambridge University.

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